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30th Annual Technology & Adult Education Conference

5 March 2018
May 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Registration is open

The Technology and Adult Education Conference fosters innovation in adult education by hosting a community of dynamic, forward-thinking educators and practitioners with a shared goal of providing quality programming.

The 30th annual Technology and Adult Education conference will return to Philadelphia,  May 18, 2018 for a day full of interactive workshops, compelling speakers, engaging exhibitions, in-depth trend discussions, networking and much more.

To register for the conference, please click the link below. You will need to create a profile to register. If you already have a profile from previous OAE events you can use the same login details.


Back to the Future

In the 30 years since the then Mayor’s Commission on Literacy (now Office of Adult Education) hosted the first

Technology and Adult Education Conference, technology use in education has gone through many changes, and in many, it has stayed the same.

Join us as we head back to the future, to explore how technology in adult education has evolved in the 30 years since the first Technology and Adult Education Conference. Reflect on how far we have come, think about where we are now, and look forward to what is ahead in the integration of technology into our work.

John Fleischman has more than 40 years of experience in adult education as a teacher and administrator. Since the early 1990s, John has focused on building online and Web-based systems for adult education, including data management systems and comprehensive online learning resources. Working at the state and national level, John has guided development of dozens of adult education and technology initiatives such as the California Distance Learning Project, Outreach and Technology Assistance Network, Cyberstep, AdultEd Online and USA Learns. John is also the author of numerous publications and has produced dozens of adult education professional development videos.

Exhibitor registration is open

Exhibitor tables are still available! Looking for a way to get your product or services in front of adult educators? Our Technology and Adult Education Exhibition is a unique opportunity to showcase products and engage with community-based organizations, practitioners, educators and volunteers.


About the Technology and Adult Education Conference

The Technology and Adult Education Conference is presented by the Office of Adult Education, in collaboration with Temple University’s. Adult learners require educational opportunities that help fulfill a variety of personal and professional goals. These goals can be achieved by using technology to expand access and increase opportunities for learners and the practitioners that serve them. Technology is a powerful tool that can be used to promote learner independence, enable flexible delivery of instruction, express creativity, and make learning more enjoyable.


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